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Bridge Camera Decision - Nikon P700 or Canon SX60 HS

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Jul 5, 2016
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Bridge Camera Decision - Nikon P700 or Canon SX60 HS

I can't seem to decide on which one would be "better". It would be for nature shots, possibly action shots, portraits and just for an adventures my family and I go on. Zoom is important and the small difference between the two zooms is not a deal breaker. I tested these both out at Henry's and liked both zooms.

Thoughts?

http://cameradecision.com/compare/Nikon ... ot-SX60-HS
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Either will do the job. There is probably less difference in image quality between these two than either of these and a bridge camera with a 1 inch sensor such as a Panasonic FZ1000 or Sony RX10 IV. Yes, you pay a lot more for those.

I doubt that anyone here has had extensive experience with both or either.

I suggest you check out a few camera review sites to learn about some of the quirks of these, YouTube reviews, and Flickr for sample images.

Good review sites:

https://www.dpreview.com/
http://www.imaging-resource.com/
http://www.steves-digicams.com/

Flickr:
https://www.flickr.com/search/?text=nik ... gness-desc
https://www.flickr.com/search/?sort=int ... advanced=1

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I would suggest paying a bit more for the 1" model too, otherwise the camera is just a mid end p&s with a zoom lens with the same PQ.

Also, if OP wants to stick to 1/2.3", the top model of the group is actually Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 per dpreview.

https://www.dpreview.com/reviews/2017-r ... ompacts/10
NewsyL wrote:
Nov 9th, 2017 9:08 pm
Either will do the job. There is probably less difference in image quality between these two than either of these and a bridge camera with a 1 inch sensor such as a Panasonic FZ1000 or Sony RX10 IV. Yes, you pay a lot more for those.
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https://www.dpreview.com/reviews/2017-r ... ompacts/10

"The AF system is among the best you'll find in a compact"

Can't highlight this comment enough. Once you have worked with a camera with superb AF abilities you never want to go back to anything less.... unless you're one of the MF enthusiasts.

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[OP]
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Thanks for the suggestions. I have actually done all that before posting. Spent hours researching
[OP]
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Ok thanks. I will check those other options out.
[OP]
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NewsyL wrote:
Nov 9th, 2017 9:08 pm
Either will do the job. There is probably less difference in image quality between these two than either of these and a bridge camera with a 1 inch sensor such as a Panasonic FZ1000 or Sony RX10 IV. Yes, you pay a lot more for those.


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Yeah, those are more than what I want to pay and if I was to go that high, I would just get a entry level dslr and a separate zoom lens.
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RFD
NewsyL wrote:
Nov 9th, 2017 11:19 pm
https://www.dpreview.com/reviews/2017-r ... ompacts/10

"The AF system is among the best you'll find in a compact"

Can't highlight this comment enough. Once you have worked with a camera with superb AF abilities you never want to go back to anything less.... unless you're one of the MF enthusiasts.

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Having the camera hunt for autofocus is a PITA and can make you miss shots.
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Do you need that much reach?

I had the SX60. The IS is pretty good and it's fairly compact. I didn't like the viewfinder, and the small sensor cameras need good lighting.
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Jan 7, 2016
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Toronto, ON
I was in the same position as you few months ago, but I was between the B700 ( I think you meant B700, not P700, as per your link ) and Lumix FZ80. I was looking for a camera with long reach ( 60x ) with RAW shooting capabilities, so the Canon was out as it doesn't shoot RAW, although it has 65X.
The Lumix starts at 20mm, the Canon at 21mm, so they are wider angle than the B700 which is 24mm, but if reach is important, this should,t be a problem.

I liked the Lumix, it had nice features, 4K photo extraction, and other stuff, sometimes the colors were more natural on the Lumix, the focusing while filming was much faster, but in the end I went with the Nikon, because it has the tilt screen, I realized I don't need all those features from the Lumix and I'm happy with my decision, because when I shoot something at maximum zoom, I need to put the camera down on something, otherwise I loose the subject at these zooms, and the tilt screen helps a lot.
My biggest concern with the B700, is that in aperture mode, the greens are too yellow... but I try to avoid this mode.


Good luck
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BarrakFoss wrote:
Nov 9th, 2017 4:58 pm
I can't seem to decide on which one would be "better". It would be for nature shots, possibly action shots, portraits and just for an adventures my family and I go on. Zoom is important and the small difference between the two zooms is not a deal breaker. I tested these both out at Henry's and liked both zooms.

Thoughts?

http://cameradecision.com/compare/Nikon ... ot-SX60-HS
psst. B700. But I got Nikon P900 instead. Cant afford expensive dslr and lenses.
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